Seminar : "Quality of life in rural areas: experiences and co-operation".
Organised by the Leader+ Observatory, this first seminar addressed the topic of "Quality of life in rural areas" to those Local Action Groups (LAGs) who have opted to carry out projects under this theme. The seminar offered the opportunity for LAGs and National Network Units to meet, exchange ideas and learn about the experiences from other Member States.
- Welcome speech by Mr Silva Rodriguez, Director-General, European Commission, DG AGRI [PDF ]
- Introductory speech by Commissioner Franz Fischler [PDF ]
- Introduction to 'Quality of life' by Prof. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg [PDF ]
Project presentation no. 1: LAG Alto Oltrepò (Italy Lombardia) - "Taxibus": Transport available on request
Themes: transport, services
Project presentation no. 2: LAG Tyne Esk (UK, Scotland) - "STORE - Art project": sculpture workshop for young people
Themes: culture, young people
Project presentation no. 3: LAG Consorci Ripollès (Spain, Catalonia) - "Tailored work for the disabled"
Themes: disabled, integration
Project presentation no. 4: LAG I samma Båt (Finland) - "Utö": Living island year around
Theme: welcoming new inhabitants and visitors
Project presentation no. 5: LAG LAG Assesse-Gesves (Belgium, Wallonia) - "Local services": knowing and promoting existing services and proposing new ones tailored to the population's needs
Project presentation no. 6: LAG Vallées des Gaves (France, Midi-Pyrenées) - "The green tracks of the gaves Valleys": turning old railroad tracks into green ways available to all
Themes: environment, tourism